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Tasty Tuesday: Will You Write for Food?

Write an ode to food, and win a $100 gift certificate toward dinner at Emeril’s Italian Table.

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by Carrie Havranek

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News flash, readers!

Laini’s Little Pocket Guide is giving away a $100 gift certificate to Emeril’s Italian Table in Bethlehem. We though we’d make it fun by offering some parameters. If you want a shot at winning the gift certificate, we’d like you to write us a poem. Yes, you read that correctly. In honor of National Poetry Month, LLPG wants you to get creative and write us a poem and somehow work Emeril and food into it.

Here are the rules:

1. Poems must be a minimum of 12 lines and need to be about food in some capacity; working in Emeril would be ideal but isn’t 100 percent necessary. Perhaps the menu will inspire you?

2. Poems don’t have to rhyme, but if you want to break out a hidden talent and bust a rhyme or a few, go for it.

3. Poems should be submitted in the comments field of this post. You must then do one of two things:

  • Tweet the link to this story and tell us (@writercarrie and @LainiAbraham) that you’ve entered the contest by writing your poem.


4. Write the poem by Friday, April 20, at 5pm.LLPG will narrow it down to three and create a new post which will go up by Monday, April 23, at 9am. Readers then have until 9pm Monday night to vote on their favorite in the comments field. The winner will be announced on this web site on Tuesday morning.

Previous contest winners and family members of LLPG need not apply. Only one entry per person.

Good luck!


Saturday, April 21st UPDATE:

Small change of plans. We’ve decided to not narrow down to three. So as of right now, voting will begin! You are voting for your favorite of the poems which have been entered below. Please vote using the writer’s name. The following are the names to vote for:


  • Sara Peters

  • Rob Davis

  • Alicia Keegan

  • Lenora Dannelke

  • Ian Kindle

  • Kevin Drake

  • Stacey

  • Anissa

  • Donna Giering

  • Jason Brown

  • Brandon Strohl

Please vote by simply writing their name in a comment. Please vote for only one. Voting will be open until 9 pm Monday night. The winner will be announced Tuesday. Thank you to everyone who entered and good luck!

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my vote goes to Kevin Drake


Your Comments Kevin Drake


Voting is over! Thank you all so much for participating. Check back for the announcement of winners and prizes in the morning.


Kevin Drake


Kevin Drake


Kevin drake


Kevin drake


The food is like heaven

Here’s a vote for

Kevin Drake


Kevin Drake!


voting 4 Kevin Drake




Get it Kevin!

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I really liked Ian Kindle’s poem the best. It reminded me of how I felt when my children were very young.

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